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John Conover NICHOLS

(1896-1945)

NICHOLS, John Conover, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Joplin, Mo., August 31, 1896; attended the public schools in Joplin, Mo., and Colorado Springs, Colo., and the teachers college at Emporia, Kans.; studied law in the office of his brother in Eufaula, Okla.; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Eufaula, Okla.; during the First World War served in the Nineteenth Infantry, United States Army, 1917-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on July 3, 1943, to become vice president of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., in which capacity he served until his death in an airplane crash at Asmara, Eritrea, November 7, 1945; interment in the United States military cemetery in Asmara, Eritrea; reinterment in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Okla.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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